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Roz Bateman Smith

Family Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

3.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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About Roz

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A native of Sonoma County, Ms. Bateman Smith provides skilled legal services that include a listening ear for clients and a strong knowledge of courtroom operations. Many years of employment with the Sonoma County Superior Court gives her a unique perspective on the courts and the practical side of practicing law. With all clients, Roz performs as an advocate with an assertive force with the opposing side balanced by a compassionate heart for the clients and children of clients. In addition, Ms. Bateman Smith works will a variety of clients regardless of gender, race or sexual preference.


Provencher & Flatt LLP
823 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404-4714

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Posted by A.B.C. | December 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
There in my most troubling times of need
I hired Roz Bateman-Smith, Esq. for an extremely complicated and contentious divorce involving domestic violence/restraining order with a shared child/custody. She was extremely easy to communicate and work with and solidly reliable in my most troubling times. Her demeanor in a heated exchange in nothing short of composed and professional. One of the most important things to me is that I knew she truly cared about the safety of me and my children. After the divorce was finalized, I hired her once more. She represented me again in court after it was revealed my ex committed a horrible crime against a child. Once I knew I needed a lawyer she was the first and only lawyer I called! She helped prove that we needed even more protection in the form of strict supervised visitation, confidentiality of our location and a maximum term protective order. For the past two years, she's been invaluable and I will always be grateful for the role she played in the lives of me and my children.
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Posted by Abida | August 1, 2015
Excellent Attorney
Roz represented me in a very difficult case regarding a restraining order, child custody, and divorce. Amazing is an understatement; she gone above and beyond in every aspect. She was honest, compassionate, but most importantly VERY knowledgeable about how to address and tackle legal issues. She has brought me nothing short of success and I would recommend her to anyone. Loved her!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2014
A wonderful lawyer, she's there for your when your life is falling apart!
Ms. Bateman-Smith did an EXCELLENT job! I am low income and she was part of a legal aid group that provided essential services to lower income folks. She took my case when no one else would, and she did it at a fair price! Start to finish, she was supportive, fair, and helpful. I would use her legal help again, for sure. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you helped keep everything together when my life was falling apart. This was for a divorce and child support issue.
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Posted by Sara | January 10, 2014
Honest, Hardworking & Knowledgeable
Roz has gone above and beyond for my son and I. Roz has been very practical and realistic in explaining what we hope to achieve and reiterating the possibility that things may not go the way we want, or that we will get everything that we ask for. Thanks to her hard work we have been granted everything we has asked for and then some. Going to court has been an overwhelming and sometimes frightening experience for me. I am so grateful to have found someone who truly cares about the welfare of my son and myself. Roz always responds in a timely manner and has even made extra calls to check in and see how we are faring with new arrangements made in court. I very highly recommend her.
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Posted by Kim Belford | September 26, 2013
Awesome Attorney!
We just love Roz she will do everything she can to help you. She is just a very caring person who understands where you are coming from.
Posted by CSP | January 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Swing an a miss!!!
At first she was sweet and I believed that she had my best interest. But once I paid her the money she asked for she became Angry and told me that if I didn’t respond to her text within an hour she would fire me. I just left the first attorney who was failing miserably for this lady. She also worked with the other side and was getting paid under the table and when asked what was going on She denied it .But few days went buy .that 14000 bill we owed said paid in full. She has no loyalty and does not honor her word.please understand that anybody who had a good review of Roz I’m sure somehow someway was cocoo for coco pops
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Response from Roz Smith January 10, 2022
I have reviewed my client list and cannot find any with the initials C.S.P. I highly dispute the claims made by you. I don't know who you are. I stand by my professional ethics and responsibilities.
Posted by JoeV | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did not recommend
We went to court unprepared. I received a restraining order, my new attorney said Roz would have filed a form it would have gotten dropped. She went to court with me and did not say anything and let court run it’s course. I agree with other reviews, you get what you pay for.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2014
I recently had Mrs. Batemen as my lawyer, this was one of my worst experience ever. First she said things in court that were not true. Second after court she had been secretly amending an order for the OTHER parties!!!! I FIRMLY DO NOT RECOMMEND HER AS A FAMILY LAWYER THESE OUR OUR CHILDREN DO YOUR RESEARCH I SADLY DIDNT DO ENOUGH RESEARCH. YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk
  • Sonoma County Department Of Child Support Services
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Sonoma County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Extern
  • Sonoma County Superior Courts
  • 2011 - 2011


  • Empire Coll School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Santa Rosa Jr Coll
  • N/A


  • Redwood Empire Collaborative Law Council
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sonoma County Women in Law
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sonoma County Family Law Rules and Best Practices Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Education Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Roz
Domestic violence Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable and experienced and will provide excellent legal services to her clients"
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Roz has a long history in family law, not just as an attorney. She worked for many years for one of the best Family Law Judges to ever take the bench (the Honorable Rex Sater). She has worked for the DCSS. She is intelligent, kind and tenacious, all great qualities for a family attorney. I endorse this lawyer."

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Santa Rosa Family Lawyer Roz Bateman Smith
Roz Bateman Smith
Family Attorney
Santa Rosa, CA
Licensed for 11 years